Jeremiah Burroughs - a Puritan with a wide heart - finishes on CP!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 12 2015 6:40 AM

When looking through CP by progress, I saw that bidding on https://www.logos.com/product/43969/select-works-of-jeremiah-burroughs is closing tomorrow 12:00 noon. 

"Oh well," I thought, "yet another dead reformed guy - let it pass."  

Strange that some package like this sneaks through CP and no one took notice. Probably not relevant anyway. But then I checked out if I had anything he'd written already in my library. Turns out: yes, his Commentary on Hosea in a not-yet-broken up CCaS bundle. Some forum people think it's great stuff.

(by the way, upcoming for Valentine someone might like his timeless observation on Hos 3:1:

The commentary also includes a brief author's bio from the editor, which seems to be widely cited. 

Some remarks there caught my eye: Mr. Baxter says, “If all the Episcopalians had been like Archbishop Usher, all the Presbyterians like Mr. Stephen Marshall, and all the Independents like Mr. Jeremiah Burroughs, the breaches of the church would soon have been healed.”

In fact, The Christian History Magazine cites one of Burrough's works among only half a dozen Puritan Classics (in the list are the Pilgrims Progress, Baxter's "Reformed Pastor" and the Westminster Confession & Catechism!)

Beeke uses Burroughs as one of his reference sources constantly in "Puritan Theology", and FWIW, even Tim Challies blogged about Burroughs and writes:

"Burroughs, however, was a stabilizing force who acted in moderation in his support of Independency. On his study door was the motto, in Latin and Greek, “Opinionum varietas et opinantium unitas non sunt hasustata…” which translates to “Variety of opinion and unity of opinion are not incompatible.” This was Burroughs’ way of affirming the authenticity of faith in other denominations, as well as the unity of the global church, while at the same time freeing him to advocate for beliefs that were not yet held by all." 

In fact, all the biography snippets in my library make much about Burroughs amiable manner, that he was devoted to a peaceful discussion among believers.

All of this makes me reconsider - I want to learn from Jeremiah, he probably has good things to say to how to go about living and discussing theology when the stakes are high and accusations fly low.

So I bid on https://www.logos.com/product/43969/select-works-of-jeremiah-burroughs and encourage others to do likewise until it's too late.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 10:17 AM

just noting that https://www.logos.com/product/43969/select-works-of-jeremiah-burroughs is still at (only) $30, but looks nearly halfway down to the next notch, so smaller bid increments would surely help it sliding down (Ray Deck or so, are you looking?) 

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Jonathan J Watson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 10:25 AM

Ray is out this week at a Conference. I have gone ahead and lowered the bid increments. 

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 12 2015 10:29 AM

Jonathan J Watson:

Ray is out this week at a Conference. I have gone ahead and lowered the bid increments. 

Thanks a lot!

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Stephen Steele | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 13 2015 1:31 AM

NB.Mick:

his Commentary on Hosea in a not-yet-broken up CCaS bundle.

Thanks for the helpful post and for pointing that out - that bundle has been around for a long time now, would be great if it was broken up!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 13 2015 8:49 AM

Stephen Steele:

Thanks for the helpful post

You're very welcome! - And all others are reminded: There's just a couple of hours left to bid on Burroughs at CP price.

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mab | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 13 2015 1:22 PM

I went for this one. Appreciate the heads up. Geeked 

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